Girl, 6, Removed From Cheerleading Team After Parents Object to 'Booty' Cheer
Personally I'm not a big fan of cheer leading, especially in girls this young. With that said, it is good to see parents getting their kids involved in something and not letting them sit around and be couch potatoes. Finally, even as mean spirited and stick in the mud that I am, these kids are kind of cute trying to do sports like cheer leading, football, etc.
This girl is getting more than exercise though, she's getting an important life lesson - people are idiots.
A Michigan couple is crying unsportsmanlike conduct after their 6-year-old daughter was removed from a flag football cheerleading team because they complained that one of the team's chants was too risqué.
Jennifer and Duane Tesch, of Madison Heights, say their daughter, Kennedy, was unanimously voted off of the Madison Heights Wolverines flag football cheerleading team during a team meeting Tuesday night. The meeting was held to discuss concerns the Tesches voiced last month regarding one of the team's cheers:
"Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right."
But instead of seeing their concerns with the cheer resolved, the Tesches saw their little girl booted from the team.
This is a bit of a pet peeve of mine. My wife and I have gone to many school sporting events from elementary school through middle school to high school and college.
There have been times in which we have been a little disturbed at what they have the younger girls do and say while cheer leading. We were at a middle school event in which the girls were doing cheers that would have gotten a second glance in high school.
I find it sickening that some adults want to sexualize young girls.
You go to your local Walmart or Target and see some of the clothes they sell for young girls. Some of these clothes will not be going out of the house on my daughter when she is in high school.
My wife is particularly upset with pants and shorts for young girls that have writing on the rear end. (Note to anyone reading this - looking at my young daughters behind, writing or not is a poor choice if I catch you).
I am not sure what is causing this. Whether it is a push by the left to finish degrading any morals our society has left. An attempt by mothers to recapture lost high school years and living through their daughters. Inattentive parents.
Which ever it is, it does not fly in our house.
I salute these parents for taking a stand for their daughter and society. I feel for this young lady who has to see the ugliness of adulthood so young. To the parents that voted this child off of the team, shame on you. Grow up and act older than the girl you booted.